SBS Senior Celebration & Commencement
Friday, May 12 2017
4:30-6:00 p.m., rain or shine
Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
The university’s official, large graduation ceremony, full of pomp and circumstance. This will be held outdoors in the stadium, rain or shine, and includes students from all across campus. Stadium gates open at 2:00 p.m.
SBS Senior Celebration
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Mullins Center, UMass Amherst
The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences will conduct its Senior Celebration on May 13th, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Dean John A. Hird will officiate. The audience can expect to hear meaningful and memorable commentary from a faculty member and student from each department and program. Each senior's name will be announced by department, and photographs will be taken while the graduates receive their medals and shake hands with College leaders.
Please plan on attending both ceremonies with your families. Each has been created to make your send-off memorable and fun. Take a sneak peek at what you might expect by viewing this short clip of a previous ceremony.
A Save the Date brochure will be mailed in March to your permanent (where you live when you aren't on campus) address. The address was pulled from your SPIRE account; if you don't get the mailing, please check the account to make sure your address is correct.
Go to the main UMass Amherst Commencement site to find out details about dining, lodging (on and off campus), directions and more. If you or your family have accessibility requests, please visit the accessibility page on the main UMass Commencement site.